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Member Since 09 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2018 11:23 AM

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In Topic: Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

14 February 2018 - 11:24 AM

Hey Rok, moving past your need / desire for a surveillance system..............


You might consider asking the friend that's currently serving on the police force to put you in touch with a Detective assigned to drug enforcement in your city or county.  It sounds like you might live in a metro area so the regular patrol officers on duty are usually stretched pretty thin and don't have the bandwidth to do any effective investigating or crime prevention.  As you have noticed, they are usually late to the party and present only after a crime has been committed. 


I can't help but think that you and your family may be living in or near a dangerous situation.  Your story shouts illegal activity and to me illicit drug sales or use are the primary suspects here.


If you can't get any help from the local police department, I'd recommend you contact the county sheriff's office and run it through the chain of command there.  In the event none of the local or county law enforcement agencies will get the ball rolling, your next step would be to contact the DOJ and DEA.  Depending on your locale, there may be field office nearby that can investigate the situation.


It's worrisome to me that your neighbor seems aware that you are monitoring their activities.  If this guy is indeed selling drugs, especially harder stuff like meth, heroin, coke, opioids etc. there is a real danger to you and your family's safety.  Either from him, or those "customers" frequenting his "business".


My main point........  I don't think that surveillance monitoring is the only solution you need here.

In Topic: Need Extra Windows 7 Pro 32-bit Key

31 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Unfortunately, not on this one.  Back when I could afford my first 128Gb SSD the first thing I did was swap out drives.  This is a pretty old laptop.  MSI GX630.  I really only need it for this one upcoming trip.


Thanks for the suggestions though.

In Topic: Why Can't People Just Keep It Simple?

29 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

On top of all this, she added me as a friend on FB and is a management level Job Recruiter in my area... Good friend to have if the need arises. 


That relationship might come in handy some day............


Kudos to you for actually being one of the few, or the only one, who actually "heard" what she was saying about her budget.  And your approaches to solving her problem were legit.  Good for her that she sounds as if she's listening to the only reasonable person who responded to her.  FB is full of posers and clowns anyway.

In Topic: Windows 10 FREE Upgrade Version Reinstall

25 January 2018 - 12:30 PM


I've done multiple re-installs on three different PCs at home using ISOs I created from the Media Creation Utility.  These installs have included release versions 1511, 1607 and 1703.  Haven't tried it with branch 1709 yet though.  Regardless of the machine, or Windows 10 release version, every one of them has activated automatically without issue.  All three of these machines began life as Windows 7 Pro operating systems.  In my gaming machine I've even changed SSD Arrays and reinstalled Windows 10 without issue.


The only horror story I've personally experienced was with a motherboard replacement of a co-worker.  His upgrade of Windows 10 would not reactivate after changing the motherboard.  He even went as far as calling MS and was essentially told he was SOL in this situation.


I guess a motherboard change is considered too big a change, requiring a new OS license?



I have no idea to what extent Microsoft collects your hardware data during the update and activation phases.  But I'm guessing that the data set is pretty extensive and activation is somehow closely tied to information that they have retrieved about the motherboard.  If this had been a retail copy reinstall I told my co-worker that I would have raised hell, but since it was the upgrade I wasn't sure there was much he could do.

In Topic: XMP - system post in safe mode. Happened once after some time pc off.

23 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

Unknown.  He has been a member for a while so maybe he is just feeling lonely????


It's been said pretty clearly and repeatedly that if it's a one time event and he is passing all stress / stability testing that there isn't anything to work about.